Ebron signed with the Colts for the chance to play with the star quarterback.
That’s the identical cause operating again Frank Gore got here aboard again within the spring of 2015. Gore and Luck performed a complete of 22 video games collectively in three seasons due to Luck’s damage issues.
The Colts, and Ebron, hope Luck gained’t be spending the 2018 season on the sideline. They want him again on the sector after coping with a shoulder damage for almost the previous three years.
“The reason why I came here is because of Andrew Luck, to keep it honest,” Ebron stated. “It doesn’t really matter where I played or where I went, I just wanted a quarterback and someone that I knew could get me the ball and pretty much work with me the way that I knew that I needed to be worked with. And I think Andrew Luck was the perfect fit. Doing my research and my time upon him, I just felt like that was the perfect move for me was to come to Indianapolis and be a weapon for him.”
Luck — or whoever is quarterbacking the Colts — can solely achieve this a lot for Ebron. The 25-year-old has to assist himself, too.
Ebron spent 4 seasons with the Detroit Lions, the place he didn’t dwell as much as the expectations of being the No. 10 choose within the 2014 draft. It did not assist that receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive lineman Aaron Donald had been chosen two and three spots, respectively, after him. Ebron was launched by the Lions final month after 186 receptions for two,070 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Colts signed Ebron per week later.
“I’m here. I’m here,” Ebron stated. “Frank Reich did a damn good job if I’m here. He knows how to sell you now. … He’s very, very strategic and very, very offensive-minded, which helps people like me in situations of where you want to create the mismatches and you want to do the things that help you evolve and be great. That’s what I like with what Frank said.”
Reich’s offense is based on exploiting mismatches. The Colts’ new head coach usually did that with the tight ends whereas serving as Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator the previous two seasons. Ebron can have the within observe on being the No. 2 tight finish behind Professional Bowler Jack Doyle, to go along with receiver T.Y. Hilton on the skin.
“I hope so. I hope so. That would be refreshing,” Ebron stated when requested concerning the tight-end place having a major position within the offense.
Ebron might discover himself in quite a few mismatch conditions, however none of that can matter if he’s not ready catch the ball. He dropped 6 % of the passes thrown his approach final season, the 18th-worst fee within the NFL.
“I’ve done a lot of things at a very young age and I do have that as a positive,” Ebron stated. “My deal is to just take it to the next level. At this place here, I have a new start, I have a new finish. I have a new rep, and that alone means a lot. I look forward to making that rep a good one.”